New technologies are constantly changing the face of modern construction. New, faster processes are superseding the older ones and paving the way towards a futuristic reality.
But why is this occurring? Why are innovations and new technologies beginning to change the once stagnant procedures of construction?
Growth in emerging markets, especially in developing countries, is set to skyrocket within the next 10 years. This will lead to increased development within the construction sector with an emphasis being placed on multi-purpose high-rises and skyscrapers.
However, developers are often met with challenges that are becoming increasingly difficult to overcome. Among them are lack of funding and finding skilled workers.
As the population of the world’s urban areas is increasing by almost 200,000 per day, the demand for safe, affordable housing increases with it. This puts further pressure on development firms to deliver these structures.
New technologies can help alleviate some of these issues. Often, these are cost-effective, time-saving and sustainable, making them a valuable resource for developers.
Here we look at 5 innovations that are revolutionising the construction industry: